The Final Countdown....

Only 6 days left until we are winging our way to Chile, and the media attention is starting to pick up a bit!

First, Graham Paine from the Oakville Beaver has been stopping by to take pictures through the fall and winter, and did a great writeup for Inside Halton, and posed some great pictures he has taken throughout. He is hoping to have a full photo gallery up on the website as well, so keep an eye on for that!  The link to the story is below.

Inside Halton - Oakville swimmer preps for chilly challenge of the Straits of Magellan by Graham Paine

Next, thanks to a tweet of support from Pam Damoff - local councillor, team member, and ardent supporter of Madhu - he was contacted to do an interview for CHCH News with Pamela Vanmeer. Next thing you know Madhu is in his basement, struggling to capture in a few succinct words what this whole experience has been about - and he did a great job of it!  Watch the full interview via the link below.

CHCH News - Oakville man preps for chilly swim in Chile by Pamela Vanmeer

In non-media related news, this week an email went out to team members inviting them to join us at Coronation Park on Saturday, and we had a great turn out! We were missing some key team members, but despite that we captured some great moments. The gallery at the bottom of the post are pictures taken by Bruce Horsburgh (great job Bruce!)

Finally - the day of departure is rapidly approaching! We will be getting on an Air Canada flight next Saturday January 24 for a LATE and LONG flight to Santiago, Chile and from there to Punta Arenas. We would like to invite you to join us in wishing Madhu the best on Saturday (Jan 24) at Bean There Cafe (Reynolds and Lakeshore road in Oakville). We will be there about 8:30am - so come on down to show your support and have a great cup of coffee!

The next time you hear from me will be from Chile, as I will do my best to keep everyone up to date about what we are doing, how preparations and logistics are going, and when Madhu is getting in the water! We will have the SPOT tracker with us, and as long as we have a Satellite connection, you will be able to follow the swim live via. the tracker right from our homepage at

So until we return - cheer loud so we can hear you!